Shade3D Co., Ltd. has formed a new company and has bought the sales, development and marketing rights of Shade 3D from longtime owner, e frontier in Japan.
Shade3D is a 3D modeling, animation and rendering software for Mac OS X and Windows that was created in Japan in 1986. It has been consistently updated and marketed around the world and currently has over 200,000 active users worldwide.
The English version of Shade3D has been available since the early 2000s with a new release of the English version by the new company due out in the near future.
Shade3D has a legacy of creating 3D solutions and now offers a 3D Printing Assistant in Shade3D which checks and repairs meshes, allowing for seamless printing of 3D objects. For game creation, Shade3D for Unity was recently released to create scenes and props within the Unity game development workflow.
The new development and engineering team at Shade3D Co., Ltd. has a long history with the software. Sunny Wong, Shade3D Co., Ltd. director has been working with Shade 3D since 1997. He had been director of CG development, director of engineering and director of Shade 3D development at e frontier.
The new CEO of the company is Masanao Sasabuchi, who had been with e frontier, Japan for almost nine years.